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Anime Studio 9 Tutorials Now Online!

Anime Studio 9 is now available! With this new release, I teamed up with Smith Micro to deliver the official tutorial series spanning over 50 different lessons. These lessons cover both Debut and Pro versions of the software and should be valuable to newcomers. You can find the tutorials in the Anime Studio section of […]

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Using the Timeline in Anime Studio Debut 9

The timeline is essential to the animation process as it allows us to map out our cartoon from start to finish. This includes animating all of our assets within the project file. This tutorial details the basics of this process. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime […]

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Using Switch Layers in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Switch Layers in Anime Studio Debut and Pro allow us to display only one sublayer at a time. This is useful for lip syncing and other animations. This tutorial gives the basics of the tool. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Using the Workspace Tools in Anime Studio Debut 9

The workspace tools allow us to adjust the view we have our assets without affecting the animation. We can adjust the position and zoom level of the workspace with these tools. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Adjusting Project Settings in Anime Studio Debut 9

There are several project settings in Anime Studio Debut that can affect the resolution, frame rate and frame count of your project file. This tutorial details how to access and adjust these settings. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Changing Preferences in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Anime Studio has a lot of options you can change. While some of these options may not directly affect your animation, they can change your workflow and alter different aspects of the program. This tutorial shows you how to tap into these settings. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of […]

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New Text Tool in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Anime Studio 9 has introduced an update to the text tool. Now, you are able to edit the text’s contents, font, color and more with the use of a text layer. You can still convert the text to a vector shape (like in prior versions of the software) if you wish. Note: This tutorial was […]

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Video Motion Tracking in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Video tracking is the process in which Anime Studio detects the movement of a group of pixels in a video file and follows it. This can be useful when working with a mixture of video and Anime Studio assets. This tutorial details the basics how to track video. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith […]

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Masking in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Masking in Anime Studio is useful if you want to hide certain aspects of a layer. This could be useful, for instance, with creating a lid for an eye. This tutorial shows the basics of masking in Anime Studio Debut and Pro. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the […]

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Using the Layer Tools in Anime Studio Debut 9

With Anime Studio Debut’s layer tools, we can move, re-size, rotate, set the origin, and arrange a movement path. This tutorial will show you the basics of each tool. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Creating a Layer Outline in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Using a layer outline is useful if you want to create a cut-out effect for your Anime Studio assets. This tutorial details how to access the option. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Accessing Layer Options in Anime Studio Debut 9

Anime Studio Debut has many powerful layer options you can access. Transparency percentage, blur effects, shading and shadows are just some of the options you can adjust in the Layers Setting Panel. This tutorial will detail the basics. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 […]

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Recording Audio Files in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

With Anime Studio, you have the ability to record audio right in the software and integrate it with you project file. This can save time when it comes to working with dialog and other audio files. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial […]

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Importing Files into Anime Studio Debut 9

If you’ve designed an outside asset that you would like to bring into your current Anime Studio project file, you can do so with the import options. With Debut 9, you have the ability to import images, audio files, videos, external Anime Studio assets and more. There are even built in assets you can import […]

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Getting Help in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro

New to Anime Studio Debut? Let the help menu guide you through any questions you may have. This tutorial details what you will find in the help menu. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Using the Fill Tools in Anime Studio Debut 9

The fill tools provide a variety of different functions in Anime Studio Debut 9. Using these tools together (and correctly) will increase the workflow of your animated projects. This tutorial will detail all the fill tools in Debut 9. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio […]

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Exporting Videos in Anime Studio Debut 9

Exporting is the final stage in creating your animated cartoon. With Anime Studio Debut, this process is made easy. This tutorial will overview how to export videos and images as well as specify which codec and compression works best. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio […]

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Using the Drawing Tools in Anime Studio 9 Debut

Anime Studio 9 Debut comes equipped with a hefty selection of drawing tools. These tools all have different functions that will help aid you in your own animated projects. This tutorial breaks down each tool, giving you an idea of each tool can be utilized. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is […]

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Content Library in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro

The Anime Studio content library comes packed with pre-set assets, both static and animated, that you can use in your own projects. Along with this, you can build your own library using original assets that can be reused in future project files. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the […]

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One-Click Character Creation in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro

The Character Wizard in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro allows for the creation of characters using built-in pre-set assets. You can combine elements to create characters that are complex, humorous, realistic and more. You can also click once to create a character assembled by random parts. All of this is explained in the tutorial. […]

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Camera Tools in Anime Studio 9 Debut

The camera tools in Anime Studio Debut allow us to create pan, zoom and tilt effects for our animations. This saves us from having to manually move all the assets on screen to mimic movement. This tutorial will break down each camera tool in Debut. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is […]